Nigeria Kidnapping Latest News: Girl Who Escaped From Boko Haram Tells Her Story

William RameauMay 12, 2014 02:53 PM EDT

One of the girls who escaped the clutches of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria recently gave her account about what happened when the group kidnapped at least 276 girls from her boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria and piled the victims into cargo trucks on April 14.

"We would rather die than go," said the unidentified Nigerian girl to CNN. "We ran into the bush. We ran and we ran."

When asked to describe her abductors and what they looked like, she refused, indicating that she still feared for her safety.

"I feel afraid," said the Nigerian girl.

According to a Persecution.org report, the Boko Haram terrorists targeted the girls because of their faith in Jesus Christ since the region is one of the few Christian areas in the region.

"I abducted your girls," said Boko Haram head Abubakar Shekau in a video released this past week. "There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell."

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan revealed that he and other world leaders will search non-stop in order to locate the missing girls.

"We promise the world that we must get these girls out," said Nigerian President Jonathan.

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda condemns the recent kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria.

"The troubling phenomenon of targeting females during conflict, this time, in Borno state, cannot be tolerated and must be stopped," said Bensouda. "No stone should be left unturned to bring those responsible for such atrocious acts to justice, either in Nigeria or at the ICC."

Some, including former UK prime minister (and current Special Envoy for Global Education with United Nations) Gordon Brown have said that the search might have to be conducted on a wider scale, as Boko Haram may have transported some of the girls to other countries.

"The search must be in Niger, Cameroon and Chad, to see if we can find information," said Brown.

However, President Johnathan of Nigeria disagreed, believing the girls would have been spotted by now if they had been taken across borders.

"If they move that number of girls into Cameroon, people will see. So I believe they are still in Nigeria," said Johnathan.

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